Quoting Dave Airlie (airlied at csn.ul.ie):
> but if you follow what is happening in the Lk and graphics circles,
> you'll realise what we are heading for, which is drmcon (fbcon running
> on drm) running a standalone OpenGL renderer running Kdrive, you'll be
> able to get oops out over X as the drm will be in charge of
> everything, no mroe mixed fb/drm/X crap, it'll all work but based on
> the drm as the bottom..
>> Also on licenses the DRM is currently BSD so guess what the new system
> will probably be (yup BSD...) mainly so we can re-use it in FreeBSD
> and then vendors can build their own drivers into it and easily work
> on both Linux and FreeBSD.. this is the big dream of the Linux
> graphics people, granted making it into a reality will be a major crap
Dave, thank you very much, for filling me (and other ILUGgers) in on
that news! I actually knew none of that, having (obviously unlike you)
completely failed to keep up on developments.
I remember some of the early OpenGL work, because I worked alongside the
Precision Insight people for a while. They were great. Pity what
happened to that firm that bought them up. VA something, wasn't it? I
vaguely remember something about some large realised loss on my stock
options, about that time.
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